February 1st, 2013

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Parker

I had the privilege of going to go see Jason Statham in Parker yesterday.

It was a real treat. I've been reading the Richard Stark Parker novels because of a recommendation from Carl. Richard Stark was a pen name for Donald Westlake, and got through the first three, so was completely unspoiled for the movie, which was based on the fourth book Flashfire. The movie-Parker is softer and more sympathetic than the book one, but I can see why that was so. Smart adapters. The early Stark novels went out of print pretty quickly, but the later ones, after Parker's 1990 Comeback were much more popular.

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Winter War: Ensemble -- Tactics

The latest chapter is NOW UP, here on Prester Press. The battle with Aizen comes to a head.

Title: Winter War - Ensemble: Tactics
Authors for this section: incandescens, sophiap
Characters: Lisa, Shunsui, Nanao, Hisagi, Byakuya, Hanatarou, Grimmjow, Orihime, Ichigo, Ikkaku, Yumichika, Renji
Fandom: Bleach
Rating/Warning: PG-13
Word Count: c. 6,700
Notes: This is a dark (we're not kidding) AU co-plotted with incandescens and liralen. The war against Aizen's forces went very badly. Nothing is sacred and no one is safe.

Also, my (sophiap’s) apologies for the long lull in posting. RL has been kicking my tail for the past several months.

Chapter Index
[...]
44. Yoruichi: Smokescreen
45. Nanao: Dark Songs
46. Ensemble: Making War

Summary: The enemy advances, the battlefield shifts, and plans have to be made on the fly.

( There weren’t too many Vastolorde left, but out of those few, some were much, much worse than others. )